Thursday, May 4, 2006

Ord Street

One of the most peculiar street names that we've run across in LA is Ord Street. It runs through Chinatown. The street is named after Lieutenant Edward Ord, who was selected by the U.S. govenment back in 1849 to survey the public lands in LA. The survey, called Plan de la ciudad de Los Angeles, was used to sell the land and touched off LA's first real estate boom.

1 comment:

junebee said...

That is a good nugget of knowledge.